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Barbara Connell

Barbara Connell

Medline vice president of medical affairs

Barbara Connell is vice president of medical affairs at Medline. Connell has over 20 years’ experience as a medical technologist working specifically in the areas of microbiology, hematology and blood banking, Connell also brings 15 years’ experience in the IVD laboratory diagnostics business.

What’s Your Number?

By Barbara ConnellClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment


As CMS rolls out the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program reports for 2014, hospitals and consumers alike are taking a closer look at their infection outcomes and the work being done by hospitals to improve and deliver better results. There are some institutions that have performed very well, but there are some that fell short and will be penalized. Although … Read More

A Preventable Consequence of Care: Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

By Barbara ConnellMedical DevicesLeave a Comment

Preparing for surgery

Central venous catheters (CVC) or central lines play an intricate role in modern health care. The CVC is a truly useful tool that allows the clinician to administer medications, intravenous fluids, blood products, and parenteral nutrition to patients that have chronic illness or are critically ill. They can also be used for providing hemodialysis success and hemodynamic monitoring. It is … Read More